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The Latin American Studies Association Honors CIPR Fellow Jessica Rich

May 1st, 2014

Jessica Rich received an honorable mention from the Brazil Section of the Latin American Studies Association for her article, “Grassroots Bureaucracy: Intergovernmental Relations and Popular Mobilization in Brazil’s AIDS Policy Sector.” Rich says that the article analyzes what she terms “‘activist bureaucrats’ — bureaucrats inside the government who form alliances with civil society groups in order to accomplish their policy goals.” This article is part of a larger project on state-driven activism within the AIDS movement in Brazil.

The prestigious LASA Brazil Section Prizes are awarded annually to recognize the best published books and articles on Brazil within the past year. “It was actually a very lovely surprise to get the award!” says Rich. “I had no idea I was nominated, so it was an unexpected honor.”

Jessica Rich is currently a Post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Inter-American Policy & Research at Tulane University. Rich completed her Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. For more information on her book manuscript, “State-Driven Activism: The Politics of AIDS in Brazil,” including working chapter summaries, click here.